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About Left Bank Larkspur

Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars.

Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.

Twenty three years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Our Chef de Cuisine offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.

507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday, Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 10pm

Brunch is served on Sat & Sun from opening until 3pm
(lunch menu also served)

Happy Hour is offered Every Day
3:00pm - 6:30pm and 9:00pm - close
(bar and patio only)

Cross Street:
Ward St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 927-3331

Website:
http://www.leftbank.com/

Catering:
Our Salles Des Amis is a beautiful, private dining room, with sunny yellow walls, airy windows, warm mahogany accents and vividly colored French posters. Set-up however you wish—the room is large enough for a party of 35, yet intimate enough for a smaller group of 10 or 20.

Have a party bigger than 35? For 75 people or less, we close off the back half of the restaurant, the Grand Salon. The Grand Salon & Salles de Amis opened up as one large room is the perfect space for a larger group.

Contact Nora Rahe at 415.927.0677.

Parking Details:
City Parking lot across street and street parking available

Public Transit:
Golden Gate Transit across the street.
5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Specials

Happy Hour Menu

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
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We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at Left Bank Larkspur seven days a week. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 11, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

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Left Bank is the perfect location for your next event. We offer delicious French fare with a broad wine list from France and California that is provided by an attentive and welcoming staff.

Left Bank Larkspur Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (59)
Great for Lunch (42)
Special Occasion (42)
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Casual (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Good for a Date (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Authentic (28)
Fun (26)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Brunch (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (18)
Romantic (18)
People Watching (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Seasonal (13)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We were very happy with our first visit to Left Bank. Our meal was as expected, well prepared and everyone was very friendly. Brenden was our server and he was amazing.; personable, funny, knowledgeable and professional. We dine out frequently and travel substantially and have never met a server with Brenden’s passionate energy and clear love of his role representing Left Bank. We love Larkspur and we will definitely be back to Left Bank and to see Brenden.

Cheers,
Duncan and Mare Williams
Williams & Heim

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

A very average restaurant experience.
Local ingredients
Older crowd, i felt like we were the youngest ones there.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I hate restaurants that pretend to be fine dining for pricing, but don’t hold their kitchen staff and servers to the standards worthy of those prices. I will never go here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Once the Open Table reservation hassle was handled, due to the fact that reservation turned out to be for outside on a cold Valentine's Day night, there was never any indication on the reservation email sent to us. However after a slight wait, The Left Bank staff rectified this issue. The meal however, was truly wonderful and the rest of the evening was great. Thank you!

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal for Valentine's Day! Good food and ambiance. They did run out of some of the options on the prix fixe dinner which was disappointing, but they bent over backwards to accommodate us.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We were seated promptly. Excellent atmosphere and food for Valentines day

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I was greatly impressed by the reception. Our reservation was for the outside dining, which is great for the summer but chilly for late Winter early Spring. They were able to find a table in doors, which was greatly appreciated.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect creme brulae and hamburger pickle

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Birthday luncheon Seated us in a booth. Spilled my wine and Manager refilled glass and small carafe. Excellent service and attention

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Overall great experience. Very friendly host and server. Food was good I would go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

If only I had studied in French class!! A wonderful Sunday brunch, complete with flexible hosting (late ferry at Larkspur Landing) ... impeccable service, thank you Mira!! The fondue for an appetizer? Perfect — all downhill from there. Enjoy life, enjoy your company, enjoy your meal ... The Left Bank is the place to enjoy it all!! Merci.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Server was super fun! Comfortable booth and good food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great but the noise level in the back eating area was so loud as to be painful to talk. Sit outside or in front area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice ambiance and good food and wine. Be prepared to spend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First of all, our server was great. We started with a Pastis, which was a nice apertif choice. The ]Our server understood presentation. Fondue starter was good. One of us had duck, the other Trout - both were okay. One of us had the creme brulee and the other an affogato type of dessert - both okay. Suggested wine choices were good. Service = great. Food = okay.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

A restaurant which has persevered for many years. Wait staff appeared quickly and were attentive. Both our orders were wonderful, the salad Nicoise and the ribeye which was cooked just as ordered.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I haven't had the pleasure of having much French food in my life but my mom has been really eager for some for awhile so I figured she deserved a French meal after all the support she has been giving me. I was in for a shock when we ate here because it was one of the best meals I've had. From the yummy butter served with the starter bread to the utterly delicious cheese we had (that came with these toasted bread slices, sweet apples and toasted walnuts) to the main meal of Duck a la orange and risotto for mom and a roasted half a chicken with duck fat cooked fingerling potatoes for me to the divine dessert of profiteroles. Then there was the great service and lovely interior of the restaurant where you have the choice of outdoor seating, bar seating or standard seating. I typically cant eat a lot at one seating but I didn't leave much behind on my plate which speaks to how good the chef is there. I hope to definitely go back there for another meal and have already started recommending it to friends, family and associates. Plus as my mom said you know its good French food when there are so many French people eating there. She also said it was the best French meal she has eaten and that says. something considering she has had a few before. They even got us in last minute. Highly highly recommend!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lovely room with an open fire. Excellent service, cheerful, attentive, timely. Food served at correct temperature. Presentations lovely. Food delicious and ample. Perfect birthday brunch.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been here many times but this past time I had poor service. They didn't get our order correct, and it took a very long time for our waitress to come ask for our order.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food excellent as always. Just not enough staff to handle the crowds. Our waiter was clearly in over his head, however, he had too many table to handle and not enough help. One of our party of seven had to wait until all of us had eaten to get her dish redone. Still one of our favorite spots, but not sure I would go on a Saturday night if staffing issues are not addressed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved sitting outside on a beautiful day. Good food with good friends and attentive service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Cozy, delicious, beautiful. Need more vegetarian options that aren’t pasta!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Terrific steak au poive but the onion soup was way too salty. Everything else terrific but wine prices are a tad too high

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

In a word. Lackadaisical.

We were back here to utilize a gift card given by the restaurant yo make up for its prior service issues.

There were three of us for lunch with the place perhaps 40% full (or one might say 60% empty).

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Well, Left Bank is one of my most frequented restaurants because it's very close and sometimes good---sometimes mediocre. Today, it was mediocre. I ordered a simple omelette and it took over 20 minutes to deliver it. There was hardly anybody in the restaurant so I figured the cook just took a nap. The omelette was OK, nothing special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My son’s birthday dinner was perfect. The steak frites was cooked to perfection. The special mini crab cake special was tasty. And the candle in the dessert ended the night with a smile on his face. Excellent place for special occasions but also a perfect place for everyday dining. I’m looking forward to the patio in the spring and summer. Cheers! Well done!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It was my first visit, and I can’t wait to return with every friend I have! The food was delicious, well priced house wine choices, the service excellent, the ambiance just lovely, and easy breezy parking. All of that at a very fair price. A real winner of a restaurant. Thanks for being such a great place for my friend’s birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, wonderful restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We have dined at Left Bank on numerous occasions and have always been impressed with the service. Last Sunday (1/28) was an exception. Our server was inattentive. After our aperitifs arrived it took him more than 20 minutes to return to take our food order. When we had finished our main meal, he was nowhere to be seen and I had to track him down to ask for coffee and the check.
As usual, the food was good, the ambiance was pleasing, and we received a warm welcome on arrival.
We'll return, as I'm sure this was an anomaly.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and attentive friendly service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were there for a milestone birthday. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. One of our guests was 30 minutes late and they dealt with the late order perfectly. The ambiance and food is lovely. Everyone raved about the hamburger. We would go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner was delicious, I had salmon, two had moules, and one had trout. There were no complaints. The waiter was very attentive to all our needs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a nice place for lunch or dinner. Good drink (Paris je t'aime), nice salade nicoise and a good omelet.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I always enjoy this restaurant and find myself there often.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Left Bank is a longstanding French-American restaurant that is a great "go-to" restaurant after a long week. Our most recent meal here was particularly good: Endive salad was delicious with roasted walnuts and apple slices and perfectly dressed with light vinaigrette dressing (Roquefort cheese added some real pzazz, but this was not a heavy gloppy "blue cheese dressing"). Calamari frit was lightly battered and nicely cooked and NOT over-greasy. Duck a l'orange was succulent and nicely seasoned, not over-sweet, could have had a bit more orange. Brussel sprouts were as fresh as could be and cooked perfectly.

Service was excellent, efficient, and wait staff were responsive and very nice.

Great neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Dinners were excellent. Onion soup, and fondue with cheese appetizers are great. Missed ordering
mussels this time but will get again. Salmon was excellent.
Service was attentive with a cordial waiter. Prices remain reasonable including the wine list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is my go-to in Larkspur. The food is consistently amazing and I can't go more than one visit without having the pork. Drinks are great, decent beer options and the happy hour is not to be missed! I would make a reservation if you want to sit in the main dining room and not the lounge - even on a weeknight.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Prompt, attentive, professional service and delicious food and drinks. Surprise birthday dessert!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Fantastic as always! Great service and the food was amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent menu, reliably delicious each time we eat here. The steak tartare is one of my favorites anywhere.

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